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Young Guns (1988)

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A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.

Director:

Christopher Cain

Writer:

John Fusco
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emilio Estevez ... William H. Bonney
Kiefer Sutherland ... Doc Scurlock
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Chavez y Chavez
Charlie Sheen ... Dick Brewer
Dermot Mulroney ... Dirty Steve Stephens
Casey Siemaszko ... Charley Bowdre
Terence Stamp ... John Tunstall
Jack Palance ... L. G. Murphy
Terry O'Quinn ... Alex McSween
Sharon Thomas Cain Sharon Thomas Cain ... Susan McSween (as Sharon Thomas)
Geoffrey Blake ... J. McCloskey
Alice Carter ... Yen Sun
Brian Keith ... Buckshot Roberts
Thomas Callaway ... Texas Joe Grant (as Tom Callaway)
Patrick Wayne ... Pat Garrett
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Storyline

1878 in New Mexico: John Tunstall picks up young gun men from the road to have them work on his ranch, but also to teach them reading and to civilize them. However he's a thorn in the side of the rich rancher Murphy, as he's a competitor in selling cattle. One day he's shot by Murphy's men. Judge Wilson can't do anything, since Sheriff Brady is one of Murphy's men. But attorney Alex persuades him to constitute Tunstall's young friends to Deputies and give them warrants of arrest for the murderers. Instead of arresting them, William Bonney just shoots them down. Soon the 5 guys become famous and William gets the name "Billie the Kid" - but they're also chased by dozens of Murphy's men and the army. The people however honor him as fighter for justice. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Six reasons why the west was wild. See more »

Genres:

Action | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Like virtually all movies about the events surrounding the Lincoln County War, John Tunstall is depicted as an older, sophisticated man. Tunstall was 24 when he was murdered, younger than most of the Regulators. Josiah "Doc" Scurlock was 31 at the time of Tunstall's murder, and Richard "Dick" Brewer was 27. Only 20-year-old Billy the Kid was younger. See more »

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Chavez calls Billy a "chivato" which he does repeatedly for the rest of the movie. According to Google, "Chivato" means rat or traitor. With that in mind, most of the times Chavez says this word, it makes zero sense in the context of them being "Pals." See more »

Quotes

William H. Bonney: I could've killed ya Dick. I could've killed ya. But I don't wanna kill ya I wanna eat.
Richard Brewer: When we finish this meal you little rodent, we're gonna go out in the yard and see who has the right to run this group of regulators.
Doc: Richard, would you be so kind as to pass the gravy please?
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Referenced in WWE Raw: Technical Difficulties (1994) See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
(uncredited)
Written by Robert Burns
[Sung at New Year's Eve dance]
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Still loved it in 2019.
22 June 2019 | by scubasevenSee all my reviews

Lots of great action, laughs, and suspense.

Emilio is brilliant as Billy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,011,393, 14 August 1988

Gross USA:

$45,661,556

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,661,556
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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